Xi pledges more Gaza aid and talks trade at summit with Arab leaders

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Posted 2024-05-30, Asahi News 

BEIJING–Chinese President Xi Jinping reiterated calls for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state and promised more humanitarian aid for people in Gaza as he opened a summit with leaders of Arab states Thursday in Beijing.
“Since last October, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has escalated drastically, throwing people into tremendous suffering,” Xi said in a speech opening the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum. “War should not continue indefinitely.”
He restated China’s backing of a two-state solution and pledged 500 million yuan ($69 million) in humanitarian aid for Gaza. He also promised to donate $3 million to a United Nations agency that provides assistance and relief to refugees of the Israel-Hamas war.
Beijing and the Arab states back Palestinians in the conflict, where Israel is facing growing international condemnation after its strike in the southern Gaza city of Rafah in which at least 45 people were killed over the weekend. The overall Palestinian death toll in the war exceeds 36,000, according to the Gaza Health Ministry…. read full story
Since last October, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has escalated drastically, throwing people into tremendous suffering,

Photo: From left in front row, Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, China’s President Xi Jinping, Emirati President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Tunisia’s President Kais Saied pose for a family photo ahead of the opening ceremony of the 10th Ministerial Meeting of China-Arab States Cooperation Forum at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing Thursday, May 30, 2024. Arab

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